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v. to schedule, as to "set a case for trial."

See: adjust, appraise, assemblage, assess, assign, cement, chain, chronic, class, compact, confederacy, crystallize, customary, deposit, designate, embed, firm, fix, fixed, formal, habitual, inexorable, ingrained, instate, inveterate, levy, locate, permanent, pertinacious, place, plant, positive, prescribe, prescriptive, prevalent, ready, repose, resolute, resolve, rigid, routine, settle, situated, society, stabilize, unyielding, usual

SET, contracts. Foreign bills of exchange are generally drawn in parts; as, "pay this my first bill of exchange, second and third of the same tenor and date not paid;" the whole of these parts, which make but one bill, are called a set. Chit. Bills, 175, 6, (edition of 1836); 2 Pardess. n. 342.

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He now plans to repeat the feat, setting off at 8am on Monday, in a bid to hand in another letter to Downing Street and keep his campaign in the public spotlight.
With no training planned tomorrow, managers, coaching staff and players will spend the early part of the day with their families before setting off for Hertfordshire by coach in the early evening.
Charbel's statement said that the phenomenon of setting off fireworks during all occasions, particularly social, national and religious ones, has become common across the country.
After setting off the security alarm, Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife was led to a seat.
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service wants people to enjoy themselves in a safe environment at displays, many of which are free to attend, rather than setting off fireworks in their gardens or building bonfires themselves.
We estimate one in every two breakdowns could be avoided if people made these kind of basic checks before setting off.
If it can't be avoided, try setting off early in the day or leave late in the afternoon to avoid the traffic congestion.
Hayes and his team are setting off on their 3,500 kilometre journey across the Greenland ice cap to raise awareness of the issue of 'sustainability' and how countries worldwide need to address their use of the planet's resources.
City fat-cats are making the most of generous redundancy payments by setting off on the pin-striped version of student gap years, according to a new study.
Setting off in the car and towing a caravan, the family from Llandyrnog had only reached Rhewl, about four miles away, when both vehicles caught fire.
Frail Phylis James vanished on Friday after setting off on an 80-mile journey through Wales in her green Ford Fiesta.
Cylindrical shells are ideal for setting off multi-stage explosions.